Sampdoria vs. Lazio Rome / Serie A – This in another interesting match of the 15th round of Italian Serie A where sixth-placed Sampdoria meets fifth-positioned Lazio, which currently has three points more. The two teams have played one match fewer than other teams which fight to reach Europe, and we should add that both their head-to-head played last year had ended as Lazio’s victories. Begins: 03.12.2017 – 20:45 CET
Of course, that will be just an additional motive for Sampdoria players to try to revenge in this match. Last year’s defeat in Rome of even 6-3 was particularly painful, while at home they lost by 2-1. However, coach Giampaolo players still haven’t dropped a single point in front of their fans this season, while they managed to defeat in previous home match in the Serie A even reigning champion Juventus by 3-2, while last week in the Coppa Italia they routinely won second-division Pescara 4-1.
In between those two matches they played in Bologna in the 14th round of Serie A and lost by sound 3-0, which was another confirmation of observation that they play much better at home than away. Right because of that in Sampdoria are very optimistic about coming duel with always tough Lazio. The match will skip only injured defender Strinic and midfielder Linetty, and their places will probably cover Murru and Barreto.
Probable lineups Sampdoria: Viviano – Bereszynski, Silvestre, Ferrari, Murru – Barreto, Torreira, Praet – Ramirez – Quagliarella, Zapata
Regarding the guests from Rome, this duel in Genoa comes after three-game winless streak of two draws and one defeat, which came after series of even six wins in the league and three in the Europa League. After that came the city derby with Roma which they lost as guests by 2-1, while after that they only drew 1-1 at home with Fiorentina in the league, so now besides one less match they also have five points fewer than fourth-placed Roma.
In between those two matches they played at Olimpico stadium in Rome just 1-1. with Dutch Vitesse in the fifth round of Europa League but that was enough to reach the knockout phase so next week they can play without any worry with Belgium Waregem. On the other hand they will try won win in Genoa on Sunday in order to re-establish their self-confidence, regardless that this time they cannot count on injured stopper Wallace, midfielders Anderson and di Gennaro, and forward Nani.
Probable lineups Lazio Rome: Strakosha – Bastos, de Vrij, Radu – Marusic, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic – Luis Alberto – Immobile
Sampdoria – Lazio Rome PICK
We have stressed in our analysis that Sampdoria knows only for victories when plays at home so the guests from Rome, which are anyway in crisis, should be more than happy if they pull one point on Sunday evening.
Pick: Asian handicap +0.5 Sampdoria
Odds: 1.81 at betvictor (down to 1.73 can be played)